Category Archives: Free Stuff Friday

Free Stuff Friday – Sew gifts for friends and family

If you are ever at a loss as to what to make for friends and family, the book Sew Gifts: 25 Handmade Gift Ideas From Top Designers will give you all the inspiration you need. Packed with all sorts of … Continue reading

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TGIFree Stuff Friday! Keeping track of all your creative thoughts

It’s Friday and we all know that means, Free Stuff Friday. Plus, there are a couple of winners that need to be announced. First, for FSF and in celebration of the Amy Butler Sew-Along happening on Monday February 3rd today’s … Continue reading

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How to find inspiration and keep sewing through the year

After the new year turns back to an old routine we all could use a gentle poke to get back to creating charming pieces in our sewing rooms. The book Sew Charming by Cath Derksema and Kirsten Junor is just … Continue reading

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Getting Ready For The Holidays

Once Halloween is over the holidays round the corner fast.  For people who love to sew it doesn’t matter if time is in short supply. We make handmade gifts long into the night and not because we feel we have … Continue reading

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Decorating with paper

Decorate your home, the holidays or special events with Paper Crafts with Style. With over 50 designs that will transform ordinary materials into one of a kind decor. To be entered in for this week’s Free Stuff Friday answer the … Continue reading

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Zakka Handmades by Amy Morinaka

Zakka is a craft movement that has come out of Japan and according to Amy Morinaka author of Zakka Handmades is “the small necessities of everyday life…that includes accessories, stationery, fashion items, toys, home goods, kitchen items, small furniture, and … Continue reading

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Get started making holiday gifts!

Halloween is over and now we turn our thoughts to creating and sewing gifts to give for the holidays. The book Refashioned Bags by Faith & Justina Blakeney  show you how to “up-cycle anything into high-style handbags”. The authors show … Continue reading

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Patchwork Style in Craft and Garments

When we first think of patches it might be to patch up something old and worn. Using patches in home decor and accessories projects brings a splash of color and style to an otherwise ordinary project. Patchwork can also be … Continue reading

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Count Your Button Day – October 21

Count Your Button Day is October 21, so get out your buttons and…count them! No one  know why or who started Count Your Button Day but it is officially an unofficial day on the calendar. Buttons have a much longer … Continue reading

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Spooky Halloween Beasties To Make

Do you love spooky but lovable plushies? They’re more adorable the frightful and are fun to make for little kids and teens love ‘em to. Here are a few ways to get monsters into your life. Join our monster making … Continue reading

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